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  1. Walking with the Goat-God: gothic ecology in Algernon Blackwood’s Pan’s Garden: A Volume of Nature Stories

    Poland, Michelle
    In order to understand Earth’s increasingly unpredictable climate, we must accept natural chaos and anthropogenic disturbance as a key component of our ecological and social future. Just as Heidi C.M. Scott’s Chaos and Cosmos (2014) powerfully demonstrates that a postmodern view of chaotic nature is shown to have been harbouring Romantic and Victorian literary foundations, this article further suggests that chaos ecology also has its roots in the Gothic. Drawing on Algernon Blackwood’s collection Pan’s Garden: A Volume of Nature Stories (1912), it tentatively begins to unearth some of the ways in which ‘walking with Pan’ could be anticipatory of...

  2. Getting medieval in the classroom

    Ward, Renee
    This article outlines how, from a pedagogical perspective, J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series provides an entry point for teaching themes important in Western culture, from race, identity, and gender to faith, history, and social hegemonies. It also considers the usefulness of Rowling’s medievalism as a tool for introducing students to the Middle Ages, as well as for challenging them to explore issues relevant to both the medieval period and the twenty-first century. The discussion highlights a number of key topics that relate easily to medieval and modern contexts, that easily overlap with each other, and that provide opportunity for...

  3. Elizabeth Gaskell and the short story

    Ludlow, Elizabeth; Styler, Rebecca
    Elizabeth Gaskell was the author of over forty short stories. Despite the resurgence in Gaskell criticism over the past three decades, these stories have only recently begun to receive the attention they deserve. Following an account of how the Victorian short story has been re-evaluated by literary critics, this introductory survey illuminates Gaskell’s key contributions to the development of the genre. Our discussion is structured around several areas of critical investigation that have been at the forefront of Gaskell studies over the past few years. These include: the position of Victorian short fiction in relation to predominant accounts of the...

  4. The Matter of Britain: Blake, Milton, and the Ancient Britons

    Whittaker, Jason
    This chapter in the volume Blake, Nation and Empire, was part of a publication that emerged from the 2000 William Blake exhibition at Tate Britain gallery, and to which Whittaker was invited to speak. The book set out to challenge the orthodoxy of the politics of William Blake as exclusively radical, defined by his participation in the revolutionary ferment of the 1790s. It examines his work in the context of emergent discourses of nation and empire, and of the construction of a public sphere, and restored the longevity to his artistic career by placing particular emphasis on his output in...

  5. Post-Marxism and British and American fiction

    Rowcroft, Andrew
    After discussing the intellectual history of post-Marxism, the paper offers a synopsis of my PhD thesis which stages a number of confrontations between the literary narratives of Jonathan Lethem, China Miéville, Thomas Pynchon, David Peace, Kim Stanley Robinson and Dana Spiotta, and the theoretical positions of Ernesto Laclau & Chantal Mouffe, Slavoj Žižek, Alain Badiou, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri.

  6. Review of Sharon Ruston's 'Creating romanticism: case studies in the literature, science and medicine of the 1790s' [Palgrave: 2013]

    Davies, John Francis
    This book argues that the term 'Romanticism' should be more culturally-inclusive, recognising the importance of scientific and medical ideas that helped shape some of the key concepts of the period, such as natural rights, the creative imagination and the sublime. The book discusses a range of authors including Joanna Baillie, Edmund Burke, Erasmus Darwin, William Godwin, Joseph Priestly, Mary Shelley, and Mary Wollstonecraft. Humphry Davy is given particular attention and his poetry and chemistry are explored as central to Romantic efforts in both poetry and science.

  7. Literature and photography in transition, 1850-1915

    Clayton, Owen
    Literature and Photography in Transition, 1850-1915 looks at how British and American writers used early photography and film as illustrations and metaphors. It concentrates on five figures in particular: Henry Mayhew, Robert Louis Stevenson, Amy Levy, William Dean Howells, and Jack London, each of whom deals with the transition between photographic methodologies. The book argues that their writing can be analysed most fruitfully via a consideration of technological difference.

  8. '"As the road leads cursed and charmed": the disappointed traveller in Joni Mitchell's 'Hejira.''

    Charnock, Ruth
    My paper, entitled “‘As the road leads cursed and charmed’: the disappointed traveller in Joni Mitchell’s Hejira“ reads Mitchell’s 1976 album [which takes its title from the Arabic meaning ‘flight’ or ‘emigration’] as an exercise in failed flight, both from the stultifying intimacy of personal relationships and the diktats of the music industry. Whilst tracks such as ‘Coyote’, ‘Black Crow’ and ‘Refuge of the Roads’ [along with the nomadic imagery of the album’s cover] initially seem to exult in the potentiality of the road, I will argue that Hejira is profoundly ambivalent about the possibility of escape, an ambivalence most...

  9. Elizabeth Gaskell and the Madonna: metaphors of the maternal divine

    Styler, Rebecca
    Gaskell evokes the image of the Madonna in several fictional works, to consider its value as a metaphor for the maternal aspect of God. Her representation of the Marian cult is placed in the context of contemporary debates about the universal value of the Virgin Mary as a religious symbol, a discourse which includes the voices of Anna Jameson, Frances Power Cobbe, and Sarah Stickney Ellis among others. Gaskell’s Mariology is shaped by Unitarian theological views on the use of religious images, and by Gaskell’s own ambivalence towards the spiritual/moral status of maternal feeling. Thus her fiction includes multiple versions...

  10. Interdisciplinarity [2nd edition] by Joe Moran

    Eve, Martin Paul
    A review of 'Interdisciplinarity 2nd edition' by Joe Moran

  11. Kicking the canon in the breeches: an appreciation of Professor Nancy Roberts’s keynote address, “Firing the Canon”

    Tulloch, John
    A discussion of Professor Roberts's argument about material that is ignored or discarded by scholars from inclusion in the canon of literary journalism

  12. When the two sevens clash: David Peace’s crime fiction as ‘occult history’

    Lockwood, Dean
    This paper focuses upon David Peace’s crime writing, specifically the sequence known as the Red Riding Quartet, four novels published between 1999 and 2002 which deal with police and press investigations of murders and sex crimes in the North of England in the period from 1974 to 1983. I reflect upon Peace’s claim that these books constitute an ‘occult history’ of the North. I explore this claim through discussion of one of the novels in particular, 'Nineteen Seventy-Seven'. It is in this novel that the ‘occult’ in ‘occult history’ unfolds most fully. I argue that Peace’s novel can be understood...

  13. Worming-worlding: reading as fabulatory infection in China Miéville’s Weird

    Coley, Rob; Lockwood, Dean
    The paper develops the idea of a fabulatory politics as intimated in several essays in which Miéville has reflected on the weird and as sketched out in our article, ‘The Radical Fantastic’, for the journal C21 Literature (Vol.1, No.1, 2012). Our focus here is on readers as producers, or transmitters, of the weird. Particular attention is paid to Miéville’s ‘Afterweird’ for a recent anthology in which he paints the weird, against its etymology (Wyrd), as anti-fate: ‘The fact of the weird is the fact that the worldweave is ripped and unfinished’. Burrowing beneath and through the world, the weird constitutes...

  14. Catalogue of the Lord Chamberlain’s Plays, 1852-1863

    Garrison, Laurie; Radcliffe, Caroline; Mattacks, Kate; Johnson, Kathryn
    The only comprehensive catalogue of the most important resource for the study of Victorian drama and theatre of this period.

  15. Electronic editions of the Lord Chamberlain’s Plays, 1852-1863

    Garrison, Laurie; Bratton, Jacky
    This ongoing series publishes first editions of rare Victorian dramatic manuscripts.

  16. The Loves of Arcadia [By Miss Braddon]

    Braddon, Mary; Garrison, Laurie
    This is the first edition of an obscure play by Mary Braddon.

  17. The seduction of seeing in M. E. Braddon's Eleanor's Victory: visual technology, sexuality and the evocative publishing context of once a week

    Garrison, Laurie
    This article examines the original publishing context of M. E. Braddon's novel Eleanor's Victory in the magazine Once a Week with a view to examining the interactions between novel and periodical contents on the issues of sexualty and conceptions of vision.

  18. My secret archive fetish, or, how an editor's passion for the real led to the publishing of the electronic editions of the Lord Chamberlain's Plays, 1852-1863

    Garrison, Laurie
    This article explains the methodology behind the Electronic Editions of the Lord Chamberlain's Plays, 1852-1863 and examines the project's relationship with current debates and practice in digital humanities.

  19. Literary theology by women writers of the nineteenth century

    Styler, Rebecca
    Examining popular fiction, life writing, poetry and political works, Rebecca Styler explores women's contributions to theology in the nineteenth century. Female writers acted as amateur theologians through the use of secular literary forms, through which they questioned the Christian tradition relative to contemporary concerns about political ethics, gender identity, and personal meaning. Each writer negotiates the gendered constraints and opportunities available to her particular religious setting and her chosen literary genre. Expressing frustrations with their inherited religious tradition, each nonetheless finds resources within it to reconfigure Christianity in creative and earthly ways, to meet pressing personal and social needs. Subjects...

  20. 'She read on more eagerly, almost breathlessly': Mary Elizabeth Braddon's challenge to medical depictions of female masturbation in "The doctor's wife"

    Garrison, Laurie
    By drawing on a range of early nineteenth-century medical texts, this chapter documents dominant ideas about female masturbation in the period. The reproduction and interogation of these ideas in Mary Braddon's novel The Doctor's Wife is then read as a challenge to the proscriptive female sexual roles apparent in the medical texts.

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